|Assignment ID Number||AFFGEHU83939HD|
|Type of Document||Essay|
|Number of Pages||10 Pages|
FIN/370 Week 2 Learning Team Ethics and Compliance Paper
Select an organization from the following list:
· Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
· Barnes & Noble
IF YOUR TEAM DOES NOT SELCT ONE OF THE COMPANIES LISTED ABOVE, THEN Obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning the assignment. If you choose one of the listed companies, you do not need approval.
Obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning the assignment.
Obtain a copy of the organizations annual report and SEC filings for the past 2 years.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Address the following:
· Assess the role of ethics and compliance in your organizations financial environment.
· Describe procedures your organization has in place to ensure ethical behavior.
· Explain how financial markets work in the United States.
· Identify processes the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations.
· Evaluate your organizations financial performance during the past 2 years, using financial ratios. Calculate the ratios for each year:
o Return on equity
o Days receivable
· Discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organizations financial health.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
|Criteria||0 – 1 Points||2 – 3 Point||4 – 5 Points||Total|
|Professional communication||Unprofessional communication; many errors; no APA||Minor grammar, spelling, and APA errors||Postings are professional and in standard written English with APA|
|Complete addressing of assessment criteria||Criteria not fully addressed||Minimal response to criteria; minor aspects missing||All criteria are fully addressed|
|Evidence of critical thinking or extending information||Critical thinking or extending information not evident||Obvious responses to questions; little thought evident||Posts demonstrate critical thinking with evidence base from research or experience|
|Course connections.||No connections provided||Minimal connections provided to readings/activities||Clear connections to readings/activities|
|Submitted an overview / summary of the case selected for analysis. Also identified those procedural steps to be analyzed.||Did not provide an adequate overview or summary of the selected case or failed to identify those steps to be analyzed.||Provides an adequate overview or summary of the selected case and steps to be analyzed though may not be clear or complete.||Case overview is clearly presented including all appropriate investigative steps to be analyzed.|